Food truck festival coming to Flanders later this month

The Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association will host a weekend-long food truck festival, along with community activities organized by other local groups, later this month.

The first-ever Flanders Food Truck Festival aims to get people to have a more positive view of the area, FRNCA president Ron Fisher said.

“There’s still a perception that it’s not the safest part of the Town of Southampton and I don’t believe that having lived here 33 years,” Mr. Fisher said. “I think we’re one of the most beautiful parts. I think we’re really a hidden treasure with the access to the water, the open space and fun things like the Big Duck.”

The festival is set for Friday, May 19 from 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, May 20 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, May 21 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Truth Community Church on Bell Avenue in Flanders.

There will be a suggested $5 donation at admission, with all proceeds going into a beautification fund to help spruce up Flanders, Riverside and Northampton, Mr. Fisher said.

Additional activities surrounding the festival include six hours of sports sponsored by the East Hampton YMCA at Ludlam Avenue Park Sunday.

FRNCA also partnered with the Southampton Trails Preservation Society, which will lead a hike May 20 at Sears Pond from 10 a.m. to noon and May 21 at Hubbard County Park, also from 10 a.m. to noon.

In addition, the local Women of the Moose will host an arts and crafts session at the David W. Crohan Community Center that Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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